In this editorial, the opiners suggest the use of ID scanners to identify tavern troublemakers would not fly here...I guess out west such technology is used to share data about nettlesome customers between bars.....That's done informally now but only if the owners know each other...
Licensed operators are under increasing heat to avoid "rowdy" bars and have resorted to metal detectors and pat-downs...even locally I hear...While bar code scanning for fighters may not come to NNY, its pretty bad when local clubs and concerts have to resort to pat downs of patrons.
With old style neighborhood taverns on the decline infavor of corporate bars and at-home drinking, there is less of the old "barred list" way of doing things. However, most places do draw the line with people known to cause problems.
The bigger problem these days are drugs, as they are so common a whole generation looks at many of them no differently than having a beer....Tavern owners always have to be alert as society has designated them as the "adult in the room."
Watertown Daily Times Tavern security